The research life cycle

ASU offers services and support to researchers throughout the entire research life cycle, from locating funding opportunities to commercializing new technologies.


Identify opportunities

Search funding opportunities, locate collaborators and understand proposal requirements.


Write proposal

Craft a strong proposal that leverages university resources.


Submit proposal

Submit a proposal that complies with all legal and ethical requirements.


Conduct research

Explore facilities, tools and resources to help you carry out your sponsored projects.


Share your work

Publish, promote and commercialize your discoveries and innovations.

 These two resources are your starting points for a successful research career at ASU.

Research Advancement

supports your research endeavors and assists you when you have questions. RA staff assigned to your unit are available to assist you in several areas, including:

  • Identification and review of funding opportunities.
  • Proposal development, including completion of all required forms, budgeting and routing of the completed proposal for all required signature approvals.
  • Coordination between you and the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA), including the transmission of completed proposals for review and submission to sponsor.
  • Transfer of existing sponsored projects to ASU. 

Research Academy

links you to the resources, tools and teams you need at the moment you need them. Use Research Academy to find a library of online topics on grant writing and professional development events that will assist you at any stage of your research career. Start with reviewing the “How to Get Research Funding” topics for practical instructions, templates, examples and links to teams that assist with:

  • Researching potential sponsors.
  • Searching for the right funding opportunities.
  • Finding expertise at ASU.
  • Reviewing example funded proposals.
  • Writing key proposal sections.
  • Writing and publishing journal articles.

Research Academy hosts events and workshops centered on improving opportunities for research funding, conducting research programs and networking within the research community. Various ASU research support teams conduct events throughout the year on topics such as proposal development, sponsor funding opportunities, working with human subjects and research computing.


assists in funding opportunity discovery. Pivot is a powerful global funding opportunity and scholars database that allows users to receive results in a variety of ways. All ASU faculty, staff and students can access Pivot. It is best to log in from an ASU computer, as Pivot will recognize that you are an ASU user. Faculty and staff interested in learning more about this tool can contact their unit Research Advancement Staff.

Research Development

supports research faculty, staff, and leaders to improve growth in the research enterprise.

  • Capture Managers – Gather insights, build connections and plan competitive responses before formal opportunities are announced.
  • Opportunity Managers – Support the limited submissions by providing a transparent, equitable selection process, and promote internal funding, faculty nominations, and awards.
  • Proposal Managers – Enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of large-scale, strategic proposal development.
  • Graphic Designers – Aid proposal development with data visualization, infographics and illustrations.
  • Research Development events – Facilitate discussions on current and future opportunities to improve teaming, proposals, and award performance at ASU.


provides a way to identify colleagues to collaborate on research projects, as well as share scholarly works and research interests. All tenured, tenure-track and research faculty at ASU are automatically included in the profiled catalog and can easily be accessed via the public-facing experts.asu site. ASU experts are updated each semester to account for personnel changes and have customizable profiles that can be edited to include a large variety of scholarly works, patents, exhibitions, compositions, data sets and more.

The College Research and Evaluation Services Team

provides evaluation support across multiple disciplines and partnering organizations at the local, state and national levels. CREST works with you to design and write evaluation plans for grant proposals. A personalized, flexible and collaborative approach is utilized to meet the needs of grant specifications and the broadening participation activities you implement, from the development of the proposal through the final report requirements.

CREST utilizes a mixed-methods evaluation design, collecting multiple sources of data that illustrate program impact and provide information for program improvement, enhancement and sustainability.

The University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness

serves as an independent evaluator for internally and externally funded programs, grants and units at ASU. The UOEEE team provides formative and summative evaluation services at scale for a diverse range of projects and funders, from evaluation planning and proposal development through to instrument development and validation, data collection, monitoring, analysis and reporting. UOEEE supports growing evaluation capacity at ASU through talks, workshops and individualized facilitation.

The ASU International Development Initiative

supports faculty across ASU colleges, schools, academic units, and administrative and support units to pursue grants and contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and other development agencies. The ASU International Development Initiative provides multiple services to the university community, including:

  • Identifying opportunities for new projects and programs with USAID, Department of State and other development agencies.
  • New business capture, including negotiation with prospective partners such as international development firms, international NGOs and global universities.
  • Proposal support for funding opportunities.
  • Global implementation services to enable agile, effective coordination of international projects.
  • Assessment services to measure project impact and generate data and evidence to improve development outcomes.

Research Engagement Office

maintains close relationships with federal agencies, nearby universities, industry and scientific associations to advance a mutual understanding of science, technology and societal needs to empower faculty in navigating federal research opportunities and contribute meaningfully to national policy discussions. REO support includes collating federal priorities and policies, conducting a leadership forum, providing matching funds for Washington, D.C. travel, as well as sharing opportunities for advisory appointments in the National Capital Region.

The Negotiations Team

serves as the contracting authority for incoming and outgoing research-related agreements with external partners, including non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), sponsored research agreements, etc. The Negotiations Team also performs export control reviews, including restricted party screening of foreign collaborators and foreign visitors.

ASU Core Research Facilities

create solutions to the world’s most critical challenges through advanced research and development. Their PhD-level scientists provide guidance whether you need project development, sample processing, workforce training, or for collaboration and assistance in your proposal preparation.

With over 30 distinct facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and in-depth expertise, Core Facilities are here to help you achieve your research goals. The team provides a variety of tools and services across scientific disciplines, including biosciences, microelectronics and nanofabrication, materials characterization and synthesis, health and clinical research services, instrument design and fabrication, and computing and data services.

Research Data Management Office

provides support for all aspects of data management and planning covering the entire research cycle, including feedback for data management plans, guidance for electronic data capture, data sharing requirements and storage options. Data management consultation can also be provided as a budgeted item on grants. Services also include:

  • Secure computing spaces for analyzing sensitive data sets.
  • Process to request Arizona Department of Health Services public health data sets.
  • Assistance in building and using REDCap for electronic data capture and database design.

Research Editing

provides free services to ASU faculty or individuals with research positions to ensure that material in your proposal is presented in a clear, logical and coherent manner. The team also checks for grammar, typos and adherence to agency guidelines. Research Editing operates on a first-come, first-served basis and usually needs three days to edit a grant proposal and 10 days for a manuscript or book proposal. The team prefers to edit Word files. Researchers who work with LaTeX may convert files to PDFs and send those. Research Editing will convert them to Word, edit and send the edited files back to you. The team does not create or edit graphics but does provide comments on them. Let Research Editing be your “fresh eyes.”

Research Development

offers support for large and strategic proposals, providing:

  • Strategic intelligence (SI)

SI analysts provide strategic insight into sponsors, programs and ASU strengths. SI can identify what sponsors have awarded in the past and want to fund in the future to give proposers a competitive edge.

  • Proposal management

Proposal managers use best practices to understand sponsor requirements, increase the competitiveness of proposal components, drive individuals and teams to a timeline, coordinate pre-submission reviews, and connect proposers with graphics support and other resources.

  • Graphics

An in-house graphic designer works with proposers to create figures that clearly illustrate ideas, data and messages.

Project Management Office

works with research teams on projects with moderate to high levels of risk and complexity, throughout the project’s life cycle. Project managers help principal investigators assess the feasibility of opportunities during project initiation and then assist with project planning during the proposal writing stage. PMO offers expertise in:

  • Project scoping, scheduling and major milestone setting.
  • Determining staffing and partnering needs.
  • Creating and adhering to budgets.
  • Writing sponsor reporting and data management plans.
  • Defining the project’s management plan and organizational structure.

The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance

administers key research compliance committees and training programs to promote responsible conduct of research at the university. Research compliance is best obtained proactively. Contact ORIA if any of the following will be used or apply to your research:

  • Human subjects.
  • Conflict of interest.
  • Sensitive information or commodities.
  • Live animals.
  • Biological materials.
  • Scientific diving.

Enterprise Research Administration

provides an integrated platform for the administration of research and sponsored projects at ASU.

ERA allows for efficient and effective support of ASU investigators by managing the following all in one system:

  • Development and submission of proposals.
  • Award management.
  • Integrity and assurance activities.

Submit your completed proposal to your RA, who will coordinate with the Proposals and Negotiations Team (PNT) or Industry Agreements Group (IAG) to review and submit your proposal to the sponsor and notify you of any post-proposal submission activities.

Sponsor reviews of submitted proposals can take months to complete. While waiting for sponsor replies, you can:

  • Start a new proposal for a different funding announcement or another sponsor.
  • Write a journal article on your topic or in your field of work.
  • Assist a peer with their research project, journal article or literature review.
  • Brainstorm new research goals.
  • Find a research mentor.
  • Collaborate with a peer on a similar project.
  • Network with interdisciplinary groups.
  • Complete additional certifications.
  • Join professional development groups.

Proposal reapplication. While it may be disheartening if you don’t win the award, unawarded proposals receive highly valuable reviewer feedback that will improve your next proposal. Whether you choose to reapply for a future due date for the same funding opportunity or decide to seek out a new opportunity or sponsor, the feedback you receive on proposals can be essential for your future grant seeking activities.

Review sponsor feedback to determine if goals need adaptations to match the funding organization’s goals or expectations, or maybe find a different funding opportunity announcement that fits with the research needs better. Reviewer comments may indicate exactly what needs to be adjusted or considered during rewrites.

Awarded a grant! What now? 

Inform your Research Advancement staff, who will coordinate with the Award Management Team (AMT). AMT acts as the institutional official for all sponsored project management functions, including:

  • Award setup, modifications or amendments.
  • Subaward invoicing and closeout.
  • Coordination between you and the sponsor.
  • Invoicing, financial reporting and all non-technical reporting.
  • Research Advancement/Business Operations Manager support and policy guidance.

Research Computing

is dedicated to enabling research, accelerating discovery and spurring innovation at ASU through the application of advanced computational resources to address grand challenges in science, engineering and health. Offering a team of systems professionals, architects, scientific software engineers and research facilitators, ASU Research Computing provides technical expertise in all areas of computing, including parallel computing, big data analytics, scientific visualization, high-speed networking and cybersecurity. Research Computing provides ASU faculty and students access to accelerated high-performance computing resources comprising:

  • Over 34,000 CPU cores and over 550 GPU accelerators across two supercomputers.
  • 6PB research data storage platform for project-term data and eight large memory nodes.
  • Dedicated virtual machines for specific research environments.
  • A FISMA high secure computing environment managed by a HIPAA Covered Entity, supporting computational research on sensitive data.

Through the Quantum Collaborative, the ASU research community has access to quantum information science and technology infrastructure, leading talent and expertise, and a full complement of quantum systems.

Need help using artificial intelligence or accessing an intensive compute platform for your research? Research Computing has a host of resources to boost your research output potential with these powerful technologies.

Additionally, hands-on training, facilitation, scientific software optimization and proposal support round out Research Computing’s offerings.

ASU Library

project support includes expert guidance on research strategies, tools and resources. ASU Library experts assist with:

  • Identifying additional, complementary data and information sources.
  • Project collaboration tools.
  • Citation management.
  • Project-based data analysis and visualization opportunities.
  • Supporting open access and open data requirements.
  • Identifying publication and dissemination options.

Global Operations

reduces the risks and burdens of conducting international business by delivering global project solutions and developing ASU’s infrastructure. The team provides a central coordinating resource for foreign legal, employment, contracting, tax, purchasing, cash management, and health and safety issues that can arise from:

  • International travel of ASU faculty and staff.
  • International operations for an ASU project or program.
  • Employment of foreign-based personnel for an ASU project.

The Department of Animal Care and Technologies

supports animal-based research and teaching. DACT maintains four centralized vivaria at the Tempe campus and one at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

DACT assists researchers with:

  • Animal housing, husbandry and veterinary services.
  • Technical expertise to assist in procedures.
  • Training in animal handling and procedures.
  • Assistance in developing studies and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols.
  • Assurance of regulatory compliance and animal well-being.

The Research Technology Office

provides best-in-class technological solutions and services to support the rapidly growing Knowledge Enterprise at ASU. RTO offers technical expertise and strategic research solutions that address the complex and specific needs of the ASU research community. Services for research faculty, labs and centers include:

  • Advanced computing and data storage.
  • Research data management.
  • Secure research environment.
  • Information security.
  • Web services and application support.
  • Workflow automation.
  • Research engagement and facilitation.

RTO Website

Research Plus Me

provides a platform for researchers to recruit human participants for their studies. With your study on Research Plus Me, potential participants from across the United States can find and participate in your study. The service is free and available for all IRB-approved studies at ASU. Benefits of utilizing Research Plus me include:

  • Save time and costs on recruitment.
  • Diversify your participant pool.
  • Achieve high visibility for your study.

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

supports entrepreneurs at all stages across ASU and in the community who are interested in launching a startup company. The Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute connects you to the information, resources and people that can help turn your ideas into reality.

Through training and programs such as Venture Devils and NSF Innovation Corps, the institute can help you:

  • Incubate and accelerate your venture(s).
  • Network with other entrepreneurs.
  • Find or become a mentor.
  • Identify available training and events to help grow your ideas.
  • Access maker spaces to test ideas and build prototypes.

Skysong Innovations

is ASU’s exclusive intellectual property management and technology transfer organization. SI’s goal is the rapid and wide dissemination of ASU discoveries and inventions from the lab into the marketplace. SI can help you:

  • File an invention disclosure.
  • Assess whether your invention has market potential.
  • Apply for a patent.
  • License your technology to companies.
  • Launch a startup company.
  • Complete business and venture development activities.

As soon as you believe you have a potentially patentable invention you should notify SI by completing the invention disclosure form on the SI website or contact SI directly.


Research Editing

provides free journal article editing services to ASU faculty members and individuals with research positions. Research Editing operates on a first-come, first-served basis and usually needs three days to edit a grant proposal and 10 days for a manuscript or book proposal. Research Editing services reviews journal articles for:

  • Clarity, logic and coherency of presentation.
  • Grammar, typos and adherence to publisher guidelines.
  • Your response to the editor’s and reviewers’ comments, if resubmitting.

ASU Library

helps researchers identify publishing and self-archiving venues that comply with public access policies, understand the scope of copyright and publication agreements, and assess research impact. The library offers guidance for:

  • Research data sharing and curation, including the ASU Research Data Repository.
  • Publication strategies and open access options, including the KEEP Institutional Repository.

The ASU Open Access Publication Fund

supports investigators and scholars in making their work freely available by publishing in open access journals.

The Office of the University Provost and ASU Knowledge Enterprise provide select funds, administered by the ASU Library, to help defray the costs associated with open access publishing. Awards that meet eligibility criteria are available to ASU affiliates at all career stages, including postdoctoral fellows and students.

Media Relations

KE and ASU Media Relations teams often share published findings of public interest with local, national and international news outlets. If you have research that may be newsworthy, it is important to contact us for potential media promotion as soon as your paper is accepted for publication. Our media professionals are used to working under embargoes and will not share your findings before the publication date, but they need time to prepare a press release and identify the appropriate media channels to pitch to.

Sharing your research boosts knowledge growth in your field, encourages other researchers to make new findings, increases your chances of being cited in new research, enables peer review and enhances your competitiveness for new research funding. Researchers are encouraged to seek grants that allow for publishing multiple items, thus increasing their ratio of publications to awards.

The Biostatistics Core

is a collaborative research unit providing comprehensive statistical and data management support and consultation from the beginning of a research project to its manuscript preparation. The core’s mission is to enhance research capabilities and address the critical biostatistical, methodological and analytical needs of any research project at ASU and the community. The Biostatistics Core collaborates with faculty, research centers and institutes in the following areas:

  • Grant proposal support — study design, statistical planning, power analyses.
  • Data management — electronic data capture, data cleaning.
  • Training/workshops/seminars – research methods, statistical analyses and software, electronic data capture.
  • Publication development.
  • Abstract/presentation/analysis plan development.

Humanities Institute

funding programs create and imagine new futures for research and scholarship at ASU. HI encourages faculty from humanities disciplines, often in partnership with faculty from other fields, to take advantage of funded research opportunities. HI, in conjunction with The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supports humanities and interdisciplinary faculty by providing several internal funding opportunities and support in applying for external grants and fellowships. Internal funding programs include the fellows program, research clusters, seed grants, micro-residencies and subvention grants.


Knowledge Enterprise Analytics

provides sponsored project reporting and manages analytical subscription tools for ASU faculty and staff, including:

  • Reporting on sponsored investigator recognition and bibliometrics.
  • Custom online dashboards (e.g. Tableau) to display data sourced from Enterprise Research Administration (ERA), Workday and PeopleSoft.
  • Data analytics support for university leadership and college deans.
  • Decision support analyses on current and potential collaborations.
  • Research and related metrics on national and international surveys such as HERD.

Decision Theater

collaborates with researchers to harness the power of data, predictive analytics, computational modeling and visualization to more effectively understand complex problems while convening stakeholders from across a spectrum of interests. Decision Theater’s team of computer scientists, data scientists and graphic artists provide enabling capabilities to researchers to address real world, transdisciplinary problems. Researchers use Decision Theater to:

  • Convene diverse stakeholders.
  • Integrate computational models.
  • Amplify research to new audiences.
  • Demonstrate the impacts of research.


Global Futures Laboratory Office of Research Strategy and Development 

provides various levels of research support to Global Futures Scientists and Scholars at ASU. Support focuses on competitiveness, education, project management, onboarding and strategic development. A personalized approach is used to provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Faculty consultations and individual research portfolios.
  • Faculty training through workshops.
  • Proposal development and scaling up research.
  • Program development and a career roadmap.
  • Center development and large-scale complex strategic plans.

Research Strategy Support

The Institute for Social Science Research

supports social science at ASU, development of ideas for research and research methods training with:

  • Seed grants.
  • Methods workshops.
  • Graduate student poster contest.
  • Biometric, focus group and interview lab.
  • Graduate and undergraduate certificate in social science research methods.


The Sustainability Solutions Service

is ASU’s sustainability solutions consultancy. The service’s mission is to enable clients to implement sustainable solutions by leveraging exclusive access to the university’s resources, creating customized, actionable and scalable solutions for a stronger future. The Solutions Service engages diverse teams of faculty, students, entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators across ASU and throughout its global network to collaborate and deliver sustainability solutions that make measurable impacts and empower audiences of all ages to be agents of change.

With years of applied projects worldwide, the Sustainability Solutions Service has demonstrated its impact with corporations, municipalities and global organizations. The Solutions Service helps you actualize your research and drive change.

Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

facilitates one-of-a-kind opportunities for industry engagement. CESP provides strategic support to faculty and staff members in identification of, and outreach to, external partners. Whether your interest is in a specific company or a broader field, CESP can provide support in bringing your ideas to industry collaborators, including:

  • Facilitating introductions to industry points of contact.
  • Reviewing proposals.
  • CESP staffing at external meetings.
  • Liaising with other ASU units to streamline contractual arrangements.
  • Participating in pitches.
  • Providing access to training resources and opportunities.
  • Assisting with letters of support.

College resources

These are resources specifically for you and your colleagues.

Barrett works with all ASU schools and colleges to identify and match students with research opportunities. As early as the first year in Barrett, students are able to secure undergraduate research opportunities in multiple fields of study.

ASU faculty can promote research opportunities to Barrett Honors College students by completing the online questionnaire. Once the position is approved, it will be promoted to Barrett students through the Honors Digest and social media platforms.

Barrett, the Honors College research

Research Opportunity, Advancement and Development at the Biodesign Institute serves the research administration needs of the Biodesign community. We are responsible for direct support and assistance in proposal development, preparation and processing; grant and contract administration; and coordination of activities with ASU and sponsor offices.

Biodesign ROAD services

  • Identifying award opportunities.
  • Locating collaborators.
  • Preparing proposals.
  • Providing sponsor templates.
  • Connecting with editors/writers/graphic designers.
  • Understanding and complying with ASU guidelines and policies.
  • Interfacing with ASU administrative offices.
  • Assisting with grant and contract administration.
  • Completing grant transfers.
  • Fulfilling Just-in-Time requests.
  • Assisting with IRB and IACUC approvals.
  • Preparing funding reports.
  • Creating budgets and reviewing documents for compliance.
  • Modifying biosketches: current and pending lists.


Contact Lacey Ward
Research Advancement Manager

Research conducted by the renowned faculty in the College of Health Solutions focuses on addressing society’s most pressing problems related to health and health care. Students engaged in our multidisciplinary research will be on the front lines, testing innovations to improve the health of populations and communities, enhance health care delivery and patient-centered care, and improve function and reduce disability across the lifespan. Ultimately all of our research is focused on improving health outcomes.

College of Health Solutions faculty

College of Health Solutions Research Success Hub

CHS Research Success Hub is the office that facilitates the research enterprise of the college. It is responsible for developing and facilitating innovative, progressive, faculty-led programs of research. We foster collaboration and provide services to ensure you develop the best proposal for your project. Our team includes the faculty liaison and the assistant dean of research. We work collaboratively with translational teams, research advancement and the other college success hubs. Overarching activities include:

  • Strategic visioning.
  • Collaborations, making connections and creating teams.
  • Large project coordination.
  • Research infrastructure.
  • Mentoring, training, and providing resources to research-oriented faculty.
  • Seed funding opportunities and management.
  • Identifying funding sources.
  • Proposal preparation.
  • Research council to provide feedback on policies and to disseminate information.

College of Health Solutions employee website
Contact Research Success Hub:

College of Health Solutions Research Advancement

CHS Research Advancement provides pre- and post-award support for principal investigators, project directors and their project personnel. We aim to provide quality services in the following areas:


  • Find funding opportunities.
  • Proposal development.
  • Budget preparation.
  • Proposal routing and approval.
  • Proposal submission.


  • Managing expenditures.
  • Award modifications.
  • Project reporting.
  • Compliance.
  • Auditing.

College of Health Solutions employee website
Pre-Award contact:
Post-Award contact:

CISA Finance partners with the Knowledge Enterprise RAS team to support the pre-award proposal process, which includes submissions to external sponsors and internal ASU organizations. Awarded proposals are supported by the CISA Finance team in partnership with ORSPA’s post-award management teams. They respectively provide the execution of financial transactions and other deliverables during the life of the project, and complete reporting necessary to close the project.

Services to CISA faculty

  • Distribute applicable information, including weekly funding opportunities, and process and procedural updates.
  • Review all aspects of funding proposals prior to college approval and subsequent submission.
  • Assist with onboarding research faculty with the execution of new sponsored awards, financial reports and other grant-related processes.
  • Assistance with ASU, CISA and KE forms, as needed, to accommodate changes or updates for adherence with ASU, CISA and ORSPA processes and procedures, as well as sponsors’ expectations.
  • Provide monthly grant reconciliation of budget to actuals to ensure compliance that and funding is compatible with approved budget.
  • Assistance with financial transactions, such as procurement of goods and services, hiring of student research aides and research faculty course buy-outs and releases, and creating new grant-related accounts such as RID and cost share.
  • Monthly allocation and reconciliation of college RID funds earned to respective PI RID accounts

Faculty resources
Information for PIs

Important CISA policies and procedures

  • All sponsor-funded proposals must flow through CISA Finance, who will connect the PI with the KE RAS team for further assistance with the funding proposal process.
  • Cost share must be approved by the dean prior to proposal submission and only if the cost share is required by the sponsoring agency.
  • All travel funded with sponsored monies must be entered into Concur Travel and reviewed by CISA Finance prior to the travel.
    • Travel affecting teaching loads must be approved by the respective faculty head.
    • Travel must be expensed within thirty days from the end date of the travel.
  • Notify CISA Finance about any changes or updates to active projects to ensure appropriate documentation is completed to meet ORSPA and sponsor requirements.

Our college, academic units and centers are home to a team of talented, knowledgeable, professional, service-oriented research advancement administrators who work collaboratively to provide the highest levels of pre and post-award support to our faculty and researchers.

Pre-award services

  • Funding opportunity identification.
  • Proposal development, preparation, editing and review for compliance (e.g., budget and justification, sponsor- and ASU-specific forms, biosketches, current and pending).
  • Preparation of cost share requests and F&A waivers.
  • Liaison between ORSPA and PI.
  • Liaison on interdisciplinary and/or intra-institutional collaborations.
  • Proposal routing for review/approval.
  • Post-submission and just-in-time sponsor requests.

Post-award service

  • Award setup.
  • Liaison between ORSPA and PI.
  • Expense processing and/or approval (e.g., requisitions, reimbursements, travel).
  • Account monitoring and forecasting.
  • Subaward management.
  • Change management (e.g., at-risk requests, pre-award spending, re-budgets, allocation changes, extensions).
  • Project closeout.
  • Audit assistance.

Schools, departments and academic units

The College is uniquely structured with three divisions — humanities, natural sciences and social sciences — resulting in a diverse array of research, instruction and other sponsored activity. Our faculty adapt to new challenges and make important research contributions, including, but not limited to, the NASA Psyche Mission and the Desert Humanities Initiative.


  • Department of English.
  • Jewish Studies.
  • School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.
  • School of International Letters and Cultures.

Natural Sciences

  • Department of Physics.
  • Department of Psychology.
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration.
  • School of Life Sciences.
  • School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.
  • School of Molecular Sciences.

Social Sciences

  • American Indian Studies.
  • Department of Aerospace Studies.
  • Department of Military Science.
  • Department of Naval Science.
  • Economics.
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.
  • School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.
  • School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
  • School of Politics and Global Studies.
  • School of Social Transformation.
  • School of Transborder Studies.
  • T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

Research is the complement to your classroom experience at ASU. At ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, undergraduates and graduates alike are able to work with faculty on great challenges ranging in health and health care.

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation research and scholarships support

The Herberger Research Office assists faculty with identifying interested sponsors, developing proposals and managing awards. Please visit with us in Dixie Gammage Hall or during unit office hours. This document was produced by Knowledge Enterprise specifically for you! Please use it to help us help you!

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Resources exclusive to Herberger Institute faculty

  • The weekly Research Roundup digital newsletter features upcoming funding opportunities and research-specific seminars, and centralizes direct digital access to vital ASU research-support resources. All faculty are automatically enrolled and have the choice to opt out.
  • Explore our research website. This site contains essential pre- and post-award information you will need to succeed.
  • Internal funding for research projects is available to faculty on a competitive basis during the academic year. The Herberger Research Investment (HRI), APS and interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities are traditionally due during mid-October and mid-March. These awards are managed by the HIDA Dean’s Finance Office.
  • Contact the HIDA Research Office at for more information.

Pre-award services vs. post-award services

  • Pre-award services are the efforts needed to assemble a proposal response to a funding opportunity. Actions include finding opportunities, proposal editing, budgeting, and all other related tasks.
  • Post-award services are the tasks needed to operate the business aspect of a funded proposal. Actions include hiring, purchasing, reimbursing, reporting, and all other related tasks.
  • Pre-award service is administered by the Knowledge Enterprise Office of Research Advancement Services. Faculty interested in applying for external proposals should complete (as much as possible) a RAS Grant Intake Form and email to (CC as early as possible. The RAS Grant Intake Form is available via Research Roundup and the research website. A RAS representative will be assigned to personally assist you with your proposal submission. We strongly encourage utilizing the free services of the KE Proposal Editing Team to proofread and refine your proposal. Final versions of proposals should be delivered to RAS at least 3 business days prior to sponsor deadline to ensure quality submission.
  • Post-award service is managed by the HIDA Dean’s Office. All business transaction requests can be made using the HIDA research website, which utilizes Microsoft Flow for efficiency and paper reduction. Principal investigators (PI’s) are provided a monthly financial report detailing their project’s transactions. PIs are encouraged to work with their dedicated administrator early to develop a project logistics strategy to streamline the process of doing business with ASU.
  • The School of Arts, Media and Engineering uses a dedicated pre- and post- award administrator separate from the offices listed above.
  • Contact the ASUF/HIDA Development Office at for fundraising and donation services.

Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Office of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers pre- and post-award research support services to help faculty obtain and manage grants.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Research Services

Pre-award research support

RAs support the development of research proposals, including budget development as well as the following:

  • Locating research funding opportunities and determining eligibility
  • Preparing solicitation checklists, highlighting key compliance requirements
  • Drafting a timeline for proposal production
  • Managing subcontract/subaward documents
  • Securing letters of support and commitment

Editing support includes editing for grammar, clarity, logic, and organization; reviewing the document against solicitation guidelines; and editing letters of support and other supplementary documents (as time/availability permit).

Graphic design support involves working with professional graphic designers to translate your ideas and concepts to high-quality art for your proposal. Cost allowance varies based on proposal size.

Explore our website to access further research support:

  • A weekly newsletter with information about new funding opportunities, workshops and other events, relevant deadlines, and more
  • Proposal development guides/templates
  • Research Administration contacts

Post-award research support

RAs support project execution through the following:

  • Preparing monthly financial reports and expenditure rates
  • Assisting with administrative changes
  • Monitoring travel and purchasing expenditures for compliance
  • Preparing expense projections to support your planning
  • Aiding in submissions of annual and progress reports
  • Providing support and assistance related to sponsored supplemental funding and additional funding sources.
  • Connecting PIs with additional resources for compliance, editing, entrepreneurial activities and project management

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College supports faculty and staff in the college who are interested in applying to external organizations to fund their research, programs and projects. 

Services exclusive to MLFTC faculty

  • Customized solicitation searches to locate funding opportunities matched to your research interests, goals and timeline.
  • Narrative editing and compliance checking.
  • Intelligence gathering for high-dollar, high-prestige or high-visibility opportunities.
  • Sponsor feedback analysis with recommendations.
  • Coordination within the college to support research, scholarship, promotion and tenure, school partnerships, and college data.
  • Funding calendar

 Important MLFTC policies and procedures

  • A Proposal Form is required to begin an application for external funding.
  • Final versions of proposal documents are due to MLFTC RAs at least five business days prior to the sponsor deadline.
  • Editing must be completed in advance of the five-business-day deadline.
  • Cost share requires college leadership approval prior to the five-business-day deadline.
  • The Office of Fiscal and Business Operations provides post-award support: email
  • The Office of Scholarship and Innovation supports internal grants: email

The New College Research Advancement Team is here to support you and your research/creative program development. From finding funding sources and submitting grant proposals, through to the post-award process, we have a team of experts assembled to keep you on the path to success. You can find the Research Advancement Team in the Faculty Administration Building, 3rd floor, West campus.

Commit to Submit is a semester-long faculty development series for New College faculty who are new to the college or new to grant-writing. If you would like to participate, please let us know.

The Faculty Development Retreat is designed to bring everyone in the college together around professional development and growth.

We hope to see you there!

Pre-award (Research advancement team)

  • Locate and disseminate funding opportunities/pivot training
  • Assist with post-submission request (re-budgets, JIT info)
  • Facilitate pre-award at-risk accounts.
  • Proposal development support
    • Interpret funding announcements and sponsor guidelines.
    • Prepare budgets, institutional forms and additional proposal components.
    • Serve as a liaison for subaward institutions.
    • Upload proposal components to various sponsor portals.
    • Review proposals for sponsor compliance.
    • Facilitate institutional reviews and proposal submissions.

Post award

School financial team:

  • First point-of contact for PIs
  • Budget administration
  • Monthly account reconciliations
  • Purchases, travel
  • Monitoring due dates
  • Companion/cost share accounts

College financial team:

  • Meet with PI and financial specialist at start of grant
  • Monitor accounts and compliance
  • Review transactions requiring additional approval
  • Facilitate re-budgets, extensions, at-risk closeouts
  • Review funding source changes and cost chare
  • After-the-fact reporting
  • Payroll transactions
  • Fee-for-service and external sales agreements

Research advancement team:

  • Coordinate account activations with ORSPA
  • Disseminate award information to PI and financial teams
  • Meet with PI and financial specialist at start of grant
  • Assist with renewal applications and supplemental funding requests
  • Compile data analytics: internal reporting of proposals/awards
  • Update Research Advancement Services intranet site

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society grew from the seeds of scholarship fostered within the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life.

Just as science and technology affect our world, they are affected by public policy decisions about how research funds are allocated, priorities established, the research enterprise organized, knowledge communicated and applied, and accountability maintained. Policy decisions influence the societal consequences–the outcomes–of scientific research in realms as diverse as the economy, the environment, health, governance, national security, and social structure.

School for the Future of Innovation in Society research initiatives

The business office within the College of Law provides full support for all sponsored projects including pre-award and post-award administrative actions. The business office also liaises with other institutional offices, such as ORSPA, to make sure sponsored project proposals and awards are carried out in accordance with ASU policy.

Services to College of Law faculty

  • Create custom funding searches and conduct prospect research for potential sponsors.
  • Manage all budgeting and administrative requirements for sponsored project proposals.
  • Provide information and training on sponsored project topics.
  • Assist with post-award administrative actions (rebudgets, no-cost extensions, etc.) and monthly expense reports.
  • Assist with navigating ASU processes and procedures when implementing a project

College of Law faculty and staff resources.

Important College of Law policies and procedures

  • All sponsor-funded proposals must flow through the College of Law business office and be approved before submission to the sponsor.
  • Communicate any potential changes to a sponsored project award to the business office so that proper processes can be followed.

Research is a key component of any sustainability degree. The nation’s first School of Sustainability offers students at every academic level the opportunity to work collaboratively across disciplines.

Student sustainability research

Thunderbird’s faculty is energized by the intricacies and complexities of global management—and driven to find innovative, practical and effective solutions. This passion fuels their research endeavors, keeps them on the forefront of international management trends and makes your learning experience at Thunderbird broader, more powerful and exponentially more engaging.

Thunderbird School of Global Management faculty research

The W. P. Carey School of Business is recognized among the best business schools in the world for research productivity, consistently Top 30 worldwide in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. Many of the school’s research efforts are housed within its 10 research centers and five department-supported research labs.

W. P. Carey School of Business research centers and labs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions leads the university in the production of research that has system-wide and large-scale impact on a myriad of social, behavioral, economic, and political challenges. Through rigorous applied research, we are developing solutions with the potential to better our response to pressing issues and positively impact our communities locally, nationally and globally.

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions research

Training and tools just for you

Research Academy hosts events, workshops and online resources to help you secure research funding, conduct your research projects and network within the research community at any stage of your career.